land verb

1 of an aircraft

ADV. safely The pilot managed to land the plane safely.

VERB + LAND be due to | come down to The plane slowly came down to land. | be forced to The plane was forced to land in a nearby field. | manage to

PREP. at We are due to land at Heathrow at 12.15.

2 fall to the ground

ADV. awkwardly, badly I landed awkwardly and twisted my ankle. | expertly, neatly He tensed himself for the jump and landed expertly on the other side. | heavily | lightly

PREP. on She fell and landed heavily on her back.